Erodium moschatumCommon name: Musky Storksbill

Meaning of name: Erodium is from the Greek word erodius, meaning heron. Moschatum is from the Greek and Latin word moschos, meaning musk or musk-scented.

Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Cape Arid.

Description: A herb to 40 centimetres tall. The pink flowers are produced in September and October.

Notes: Native to the Mediterranean.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.